What Salman Khan said after the ‘raped woman’ comment went unreported

Salman Khan, often called Bollywood's enfant terrible, finds himself in hot waters owing to a statement that he retracted.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: July 1, 2016 2:38 pm
Salman Khan, Salman Khan raped woman, sultan, Salman Khan interview, Salman Khan raped woman interview, sultan film, sultan cast, Salman, Salman Khan news, Salman sultan shot, entertainment news While talking about the wrestling shots, Salman narrated how he had to pick up a man weighing 120 kg almost 10 times for five different camera angles.

Salman Khan, often called Bollywood’s enfant terrible, finds himself in troubled waters owing to a statement that he retracted seconds after he made it. Here’s what happened.

There were a series of interviews lined up for the Sultan actor on Saturday evening (June 18) last week at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. Almost 50 journalists were present to interview the star, and press interactions were divided in groups/batches.

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It was in the second group interaction that Salman blurted out the rape comment. It was in response to a question on the hectic shooting schedule for his upcoming film in which he plays a wrestler.

Also read: Did Salman Khan really say gruelling Sultan shoots made him ‘feel like a raped woman’ in an interview? 

While talking about the wrestling shots, Salman narrated how he had to pick up a man weighing 120 kg almost 10 times for five different camera angles. According to the actor, this routine went on for six to seven hours. “It is like the most difficult thing,” he said Salman, explaining what it was like when he walked out of the ring after the hectic shoot schedule. These are his exact words: “When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out.”

At this point – as can be heard in an audio file of the interaction in possession with IndianExpress.com – journalists present can be heard erupting into a slight chatter and laughter at the statement. It was clear the actor had made a faux pas. Realising that he shouldn’t have made a comparison to a rape victim, Salman added, “I don’t think I should have.”

Salman then proceeded to make sure he finished saying what he had in mind. “It feels like the most difficult….I couldn’t take steps. I couldn’t take steps.”

Also read: Salman Khan compares himself to ‘a raped woman’ in interview? Twitterati lash out 

In an interview that has subsequently gone viral, the last two statements by Salman – spoken immediately after his ‘raped woman’ comment – went unreported, and that is where the social media uproar began.

There is no denying that the Dabangg actor made the comment – whether he should have at all, is another debate altogether, but he immediately saw the error in it and retracted it.

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Here’s what he said, and what was reported:

What was trending: When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight.

What he said (verbatim): When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out….I don’t think I should have (pauses). It feels like the most difficult….I couldn’t take steps. I couldn’t take steps.

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    Anas Malik
    Jul 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    Hii salman bhai mai bareilly se hu mari age 17 h bhai aap ya bigg boss session 11 LA reho ho uska leya dil se thanks bhai yaha bareilly ma log pata h Keya bol reha tha ki pasa do or bigg boss ka gar ma angry karo mai ya sab fake h bhai mai janta hu ki ya sab kuch nhi h lakin logo ko samaj reha hu koy nhi samaj reha h bhai aap hi batow mai keya karu bhai mai ya nhi bolugha ki mai aap ka fan hu kyu ki sab yehi bolta h mai serf itna bolugha ki mai keya karu kasa samjow ki ya bigg boss ka ghar ma Jena ka leya pasa nhi leya jata h bhai aap tansan mat lo mai kuch karta hu I love you bhai ....
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      Sandipa Mitra
      Jun 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm
      Salman is being interpreted in a wrong way .Just because he is not woman it dosent mean that he dosent understand what a girl goes through after being raped.He is just trying to compare his pain with that f a woman.so I think people are jst trying to make an issue out of a small thing .Get a life
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      1. Chinmay Mandavgane
        Jun 21, 2016 at 8:10 am
        Or maybe it's just you wanting to write a rant article and being lazy for checking facts @SahilRiz
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          Tarul Narwal
          Jun 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm
          for all fans out there defending his comment , plz get out from your -licking nature!
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            Chandini
            Jun 22, 2016 at 4:37 am
            Stu$pid fans of Salman making brainless comments and supporting this criminal Salman
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